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was taken. look at, judy, there's a certain passivity there. there was energy in that room right now. i mean... >> woodruff: well, they're waiting. >> usually there's a milling back and forth and kind of a... >> woodruff: higher energy. people who slap each other's backs for a living. they're good at that. i agree with that. >> it looks like a painting almost. >> woodruff: i'm told the president i rit outside the door. but who knows how close he is. but in just a moment, the house sergeant of arms is going to... maybe it's about to happen in a moment. he's going to announce the president. >> watch he does. he comes down three steps, three rows. >> woodruff: paul irving. house sergeant of arms. >> puts his finger on a button. see him? he did that. >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. ( applause ) >> woodruff: so at nine minutes after 9:00 eastern time, president obama makes his way in. the official plan had been for him to come in a minute or two after. but i guess he has a prerogative of being a few minutes later than what we were told. >> he just can't stop himself. he just l
.s. as the u.s. tries to navigate between clean energy and economic growth, as well as energy dependence versus drilling, the president's upcoming decision is increasingly seen as a crucial test by all sides. >> thousands of people marched on the national mall in washington yesterday, braving a cold winter wind to take part in what organizers called the biggest climate rally in u.s. history. they called for president obama to reject the proposed keystone excel oil pipeline. >> the reason i came here today was because i feel like president obama... i feel like if we make a statement with our numbers and our passion that he'll get the message. >> woodruff: the keystone project is designed to move crude oil hundreds of thousands of barrels a day that would be extracted from the oil sands of northern alberta in western canada. the oil would be transported across several u.s. states to refinerees and ports in texas. the company behind the 1700-mile pipeline, trans-canada, has altered the route to largely by-pass a water deposit in nebraska. but protest organizers insisted the pipeline still threaten
with the nuclear blast. it is an instant deposit of energy in the atmosphere. and so forth nationally we were able to tell them, we, i mean people, my scientific brethren who study this, were able to tell them no, that was not somebody's first strike it was actually a cosmic event. so that was in the 1990s. and if this had happened over the pas civic, nobody would have noticed. >> is it, in fact happening all the time? this kind of thing. >> yes, so something of this magnitude we might imagine is perhaps once a decade. i mean if one happened in the 90s and one happened now and you fill in for the areas of the earth it would not have been noticed f it did. for example the north pole or antarctica or northern canada where hardly anybody lives. you could easily sort of hide one of these from anybody's view simply because of the large swathes of area on earth's surface where nobody inhabits it. so i could imagine it would be once every five to ten years. >> and what exactly is it? what is a meteor and what is an asteroid for that matter? >> yeah, well, we can go back, asteroid 101, actually i have the
's really been the focus of his energies on domestic policy since, like i said, the time he began running for this office. it was the focus of so much what he did in his first term. it remains the focus because the recession that was in full bloom when he took office in january of 2009 cost this economy almost nine million jobs. and dug a heublg hole out of which we've been climbing ever since. we've achieved a lot. over six million private sector jobs. quarter after quarter of economic growth. there's more work to do. what you'll hear is a plan from the president to get that done. more jobs, more growth. >> woodruff: when it comes to the economy and the fiscal health of the federal government, we know that house speaker john boehner told reporters today that the president in his words doesn't have the guts to tackle the serious problem of the debt facing this country, that he's not willing to take on his own party when it comes to reducing or rather raising the eligibility age for medicare. >> i think it's unfortunate that the name-calling on the eve of the state of the union. i think it
failed again to gain greater access to iran's nuclear sites. a team from the international atomic energy agency returned home empty-handed today, after talks in tehran. meanwhile, iran announced it's installing a new generation of centrifuges to enrich uranium. and, "the washington post" reported iran tried a year ago to buy 100,000 specialized magnets for centrifuges. the u.s. and other nations say iran means to build nuclear weapons. the iranians say their program is for power generation. around the world today, people rallied to raise awareness of violence against women. the "one billion rising" campaign staged rallies, dances and vigils in dozens of major cities. the events were held to coincide with valentine's day. the united nations has estimated that one of every three women worldwide, is raped or beaten in the course of a lifetime. a long-time leader in american a new implantable device that restores some vision in the blind won approval today in the united states. the food and drug administration agreed to allow use of the argus 2 retinal prosthesis. it uses electrodes in the r
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